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Nauru: travel information

Nauru: travel information

Formalities, visas

The following applies to German citizens:

Upon entry, visitors must show a valid passport, a return or onward travel ticket and accommodation in a hotel or a declaration of commitment from a person residing in Nauru. A 30-day visa will then be issued. In addition to the declaration of commitment from the private individual, business travelers must also present that of a local company. The Consulate General in Melbourne/ Australia should be contacted in good time with regard to a business visa.

If they continue their journey within three days, travelers do not need a visa.

Import and export of goods

The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties.


The German Foreign Office advises:

Visitors should contact the Nauruan customs authorities or a foreign representation of the Republic of Nauru directly if they want to import or export other goods as small gifts. This is especially true for food, animals and pornographic material. General export bans result from the "International Endangered Species Act" and the "National Historic Preservation Act" (law on national historical cultural assets).

Nauru: arrival and transport

How do you get to Nauru?

The best way to get to Nauru is by plane with Air Nauru. The airline connects the island with Fiji and Australia (Brisbane and Melbourne).

Travel in the country


There is a well-functioning bus network.


There are around 5 km of narrow-gauge railway tracks for transporting the phosphate from the mine dumps to the processing plant in Aiwo and the collection point in Anibare.


Nauru has a road network with a length of 30 km, of which about 24 km are tarred.

Rental car

A car can be rented on presentation of a driver's license.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, Nauru's international license plate is:


Nauru: Embassies, consulates and tourist office

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Nauru embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Nauru embassies and consulates

German representations in Nauru


The Federal Republic of Germany does not have its own embassy on Nauru. The embassy in Canberra, Australia is responsible.

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canberra

119 Empire Circuit

Yarralumla, ACT 2600

Tel: 0061 - (0) 2 - 6270 1911

Fax: 0061 - (0) 2 - 6270 1951

Email: [email protected]

http: // www.

The German embassy in Canberra is still responsible for:

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Vanuatu

Austrian representations in Nauru


Austria does not have its own embassy on Nauru. The embassy in Canberra, Australia is responsible.

Embassy in Canberra

12 Talbot Street

Forrest, ACT 2603


PO Box 3375

Manuka, ACT 2603

Tel: 0061 - 2 - 6295 1533

Fax: 0061 - 2 - 6239 6751

Email: [email protected]

In addition to Australia, the Austrian embassy in Canberra is also responsible for:

  • Fiji Islands
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

Swiss representations in Nauru


Switzerland does not have its own embassy in Nauru. The embassy in Canberra, Australia is responsible.

Embassy of Switzerland in Canberra

7, Melbourne Avenue

Canberra, Forrest, ACT 2603

Tel: 0061 - 2 - 6162 8400

Fax: 0061 - 2 - 6273 3428

E-Mail: [email protected]

http: // www.

The Swiss embassy in Canberra is still responsible for:

  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

Other representations of Nauru

Embassies and consulates

Since many smaller countries are unable to finance representations, they only have their own diplomatic representations in a few countries. They are:

Embassy of the Republic of Nauru in the USA

Washington DC

Email: [email protected]

Consulate General in Australia

Consulate General of the Republic of Nauru

99 Creek Street

Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia

Tel: 0061 - 7 - 3220 3040

Email: [email protected]

Nauru High Commission in Fiji

GPO Box 2420

Ratu Sakuna House, 7th Floor

McArthur Street

Suva, Fiji

Tel: 00679 - 331 3566

Email: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate in India

Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Nauru

S/327 Greater Kailash I

New Delhi 110148, India

Tel: 0091-11

- 26215780 0091-11 - 26414744

Email: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate in New Zealand

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Nauru

PO Box 6604

Auckland, New Zealand

Tel: 0064 - 9 - 524686

Email: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate in Great Britain

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Nauru

Romshed Courtyard

Underriver, Near Seven Oaks

Kent TN15 0SD, United Kingdom

Tel: 0044 - 1732 - 746061

Email: [email protected]

Tourist office

Nauru Tourism, Department of Economic Development

Tel: 00674 - 444 3081

Fax: 00674 - 444 3891

Email: [email protected]

Nauru: travel medicine, vaccinations and warnings

Infectious diseases

In Nauru, the following diseases, which are not or only sporadically widespread in Germany and Northern Europe - mainly due to contaminated water and various foods - can be expected:

  • Malaria, there is no risk of malaria
  • Dengue fever
  • various intestinal diseasessuch as amoeba, shigella, worm infestation, lamblia or salmonella
  • Filariasis
  • Polio, polio
  • Typhoid, only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Vaccination Recommendations Vaccinations are recommended against the following diseases:

  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Hepatitis A
  • Polio, polio, vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Typhoid, only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Compulsory vaccination

For all persons older than one year and coming from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against yellow fever.

Warning notices

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizen Service

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 2000

Current warning notices:

Nauru: Currency, Exchange Rate and Shopping

The local currency is the Australian dollar (AUD).

The following Australian dollar bills are valid and in circulation in Nauru:

  • 5 AUD
  • 10 AUD
  • 20 AUD
  • 50 AUD
  • 100 AUD

as well as the following coins:

  • 5 cents
  • 10 cents
  • 20 cents
  • 50 cents
  • 1 AUD
  • 2 AUD

Banks and opening times

The Bank of Nauru often finds it difficult to exchange money due to a lack of cash! There are no ATMs!

Travelers Checks can be exchanged at the hotels.

Credit cards:

Diners Club and American Express are the preferred credit cards.


Inexpensive or country-specific goods, souvenirs

On Nauru you can buy traditional handicrafts. There are also phosphate stones or souvenirs made of phosphate rock.

Nauru: Well-known people

  • Auweyida

    1850 - approx. 1921, was the last Naurian king who ruled until the colonial powers took over.

  • Alois Kayser

    March 29, 1877 - October 21, 1944, was a Catholic missionary who came to the island in 1904. He also wrote a grammar on the Naurian language.

  • Hammer DeRoburt 1922-1992

    , was the founding president of the Republic of Nauru.






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